REVIEW: The Wombombs “S/T” EP

The Wombombs EP by The WombombsThe Wombombs debut five track self-titled EP is not what I was expecting. George Thorogoodish blues rock meets doo-wop vibes thrown in with solid songwriting and phenomenal guitar & sax work. Having followed the band since their inception slightly over a year ago I was pleasantly surprised by the discs’ “big band” sound. I underestimated […]

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Music Review: Moon Pigeon: Self-titled EP

Space travel or aviation phenomena aside, Miami’s Moon Pigeon eschews the nomenclature’s ready-made cryptic allusion for a well-versed and thoroughly studied ’90s sound. There’s a lot proving here that hindsight is 20/20. For the members of the quartet, all veterans of South Florida’s music scene, this is a project that could only have evolved if they were of a certain […]

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Abel’s 4000 Albums That Matter: Part Forty-Four

I’ve been feeling ambivalent lately towards this little vanity project of mine. While it is nice to reminisce and talk some shit about music without worrying about deadlines and “clicks,” it is also a time-consuming endeavor that does nothing to pay my bills. A therapist once told me that I didn’t “follow through” with my goals and that’s true. However, […]

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Abel’s 4000 Albums That Matter: Part Forty-Three

Some years go by okay, some don’t. This one’s three-quarters of the way in and it’s already been too much to take. Young people shouldn’t die young regardless of the circumstances. This past week we lost artist Edward Crowell II to a motorcycle accident and Tuffgnarl.com friend Orlando Sanchez to a heart attack, according to most sources. Regardless, two more […]

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18 Recent Life Changing Albums

Over the course of the last 2 months I’ve been jotting down the names of bands and releases that have grabbed my attention and gone totally unnoticed by the general public. Below are eighteen* releases accompanied by micro reviews (in no particular order) that will change the lazy complaint of ” there isn’t any good music anymore” to “holy shit this band just changed […]

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The Jellyfish Brothers – Sentinels of the Space Age

The Alvarez brothers gel well, like jellyfish brothers should. Greg and Ed, guitar and drums respectively have had a clear vision of where they would like to be sonically and with the addition of Shroud Eater’s Janette Valentine on bass and vocals, the dimensions are only beginning to be explored. Following their delicious cassette release Bloom with the six song […]

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